Alpha Technology Group Limited Reports 2023 Financial Year Results

HONG KONG, Feb. 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Technology Group Limited (the “Company” or “Alpha”)(NASDAQ: ATGL), a holding company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands that currently provides cloud-based IT solution services through its operating subsidiaries, Techlution Service Limited and Neural Sense Limited (collectively, “Operating Subsidiaries”), today reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2023.

Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenues increased by HK$4.27 million (approximately US$0.55 million), or 96.55%, from HK$4.42 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$8.69 million (approximately US$1.11 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023.
  • Gross profit increased by HK$1.85 million (approximately US$0.24 million), or approximately 183.99%, from HK$1.00 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$2.85 (approximately US$0.36 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023.
  • Gross profit margin increased from 22.67% for the year ended September 30, 2022 to 32.75% for the year ended September 30, 2023.

For the Years Ended September 30

 (in HK$ millions; differences due

to rounding)

2023

2022

% Change

(differences due

to rounding,

and % were

extracted from

annual report)

Revenues

$

 

8.69

$

4.42

 

96.55 %

Cost of revenue

5.84

3.42

70.92 %

Gross profit

2.85

1.00

183.99 %

Gross profit margin

 

32.75 %

22.67 %

10.08 percentage

point

Selling, general, and administrative

expenses

 

7.23

3.72

 

94.47 %

Loss from operations

(6.75)

(2.71)

148.86 %

Net loss

(6.99)

(2.66)

162.33 %

Mr. Tsang Chun Ho Anthony, our executive director and president, and Mr. Leung Tsz Him, our Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Alpha recorded a significant increase in revenue of 96.55% to HK$8.69 million (approximately US$1.11 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023. This impressive growth was driven by (i) the increase in our revenue generated from system development services as a result of the completion of several projects for two carpark management companies in Hong Kong; (ii) the increase in revenue from NFT-related services resulting from our engagement of two NFT projects in 2023; and (iii) the increase in revenue from our technological support and maintenance service and other services resulting from provision of the maintenance services to a local non-government organization.” 

“Alpha’s cost of revenue saw a significant annual increase of 70.92% to HK$5.84 million (approximately US$0.75 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023. This increase was primarily stemmed from higher staff costs and the increase in consultancy fee, which was in line with our business growth.”

“Despite the increased costs, Alpha still demonstrated it recorded an increased gross profit margin of 32.75% for the year ended September 30, 2023, compared to 22.67% in the previous year. This positive trend was primarily attributed to the higher gross profit margins associated with revenue from NFT-related services, which typically entailed higher profit margins compared to those of system development services and web and mobile application development services.”

“Alpha’s selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by 94.47% to HK$7.23 million (approximately US$0.92 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023, mainly attributable to (i) the increase in our staff costs and our Director’s remuneration of our Operating Subsidiaries and our Company; (ii) the increase in the audit fee; and (iii) the increase in amortization of our intangible assets.  Consequently, Alpha incurred a net loss of HK$6.99 million (approximately US$0.89 million) for the year, reflecting the Company’s continued expansion on its operations and capturing growth opportunities. “Looking ahead, Alpha remains committed to optimizing its cost structure while exploring avenues for revenue growth. With our solid foundation and a focus on strategic execution, we believe Alpha is well-positioned to enhance its financial performance in the future.”

Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results:

Revenues

Our revenue significantly increased by HK$4.27 million (approximately US$0.55 million), or 96.55%, from HK$4.42 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$8.69 million (approximately US$1.11 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023, primarily due to (i) the increase in our revenue generated from system development services, attributed to the completion of several projects including the development of parking management solution, pre-booking systems and other internal systems for two carpark management companies in Hong Kong in 2023; (ii) the increase in revenue from NFT-related services resulting from our engagement of two NFT projects in 2023, which involved creating an NFT marketplace, developing NFT-related artworks, building an NFT minting site, and preparing a proposal in relation to an NFT-related game; and (iii) the increase in revenue from our technological support and maintenance service and other services, primarily attributable to the provision of the maintenance services on the enrollment and payment system of a local non-government organization which is dedicated to the welfare services of children and youth in Hong Kong.

The following table set forth the breakdown of our revenue by services types for the years indicated:

For the Years Ended September 30,

 (In HK$ millions; difference due

to rounding)

2023

2022

Variance

Amount

Amount

Amount

%

System development

$

5.97

$

3.60

$

2.37

65.83

%

Web and mobile application

    development

0.39

(0.39)

(100)

%

AI-OCR services

0.08

0.07

0.01

14.29

%

Technological support and

    maintenance service and

    other services

1.05

0.36

0.69

191.67

%

NFT

1.59

1.59

100

%

Total

$

8.69

$

4.42

$

4.27

96.55

%

Cost of revenue

Our cost of revenue saw a significant increase of HK$2.42 million (approximately US$0.31 million), or 70.92%, from HK$3.42 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$5.84 million (approximately US$0.75 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023. This increase primarily stemmed from (i) the increase in staff costs as a result of our business growth, which required us to increase the headcount to support our business; and (ii) the increase in the consultancy fee which was charged by our Operating Subsidiaries’ independent suppliers for providing cloud architecture services to support our cloud-based IT solution services. Our management fee mainly represented the fee charged by Simplus IO Limited and ProAlgories Limited, which provided ad-hoc technical support services and staff to assist us on project execution. Since February 8, 2023, following our team’s expansion, our Operating Subsidiaries have ceased to procure the ad-hoc technical support services and human resources from these two related companies, resulting in a 56.01% decrease in our management fee for the year ended September 30, 2023. We anticipate that our management fee will continue to decrease in the future.

Gross profit and margin

Our gross profit for the years ended September 30, 2022 and 2023, amounted to HK$1.00 million and HK$2.85 million (approximately US$0.36 million), respectively, which was in line with our revenue growth as mentioned above. Our gross profit margin has also increased from 22.67% for the year ended September 30, 2022 to 32.75% for the year ended September 30, 2023, which was mainly attributable to the increase in our revenue from NFT-related services which generally entailed higher gross profit margins as compared to those of system development services and web and mobile application development services.

Selling, general and administrative expenses

Our selling, general and administrative expenses increased by HK$3.51 million (approximately US$0.45 million), or 94.47%, from HK$3.72 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$7.23 million (approximately US$0.92 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023 for the year ended September 30, 2023. The increase was primarily due to (i) the increase in staff costs as a result of the increase in number of our administrative and marketing staff to support our business expansion; (ii) an increase in director’s remuneration of our Operating Subsidiaries and our Company, primarily attributable to our appointments of two executive directors in February 2023 and an independent non-executive director in January 2023; (iii) the increase in audit fee due to an audit fee for a listed corporation charged by our auditor; and (iv) the increase in amortization of our intangible assets (i.e. our technical know-how and coding for our system development services and our AI-OCR services). However, such increase was partially offset by the decrease in consultancy fees, mainly attributable to the service fee for composing the codes and developing programs to facilitate our web and mobile application development services during the year ended September 30, 2022, which was not replicated during the year ended September 30, 2023. Additionally, we purchased a data scraper software for preliminary works for the system development projects in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, while no such cost was incurred during this year.

Net loss

As a result of the foregoing, net loss increased by HK$4.32 million (approximately US$0.55 million), or 162.33% from HK$2.66 million for the year ended September 30, 2022 to HK$6.99 million (approximately US$0.89 million) for the year ended September 30, 2023.

Recent developments

Initial public offering:

On November 2, 2023, Alpha completed its initial public offering and raised approximately US$7.00 million from the sale of 1,750,000 Ordinary Shares at a price of US$4 per share. Additionally, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 262,500 Ordinary Shares at the public offering price of $4.00 per share. After deducting underwriting discounts and all offering expenses paid or payable by us, the net proceeds totaled around US$5.32 million.

About Alpha Technology Group Limited

Alpha is a holding company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and currently conducts its business through its Operating Subsidiaries, Techlution Service Limited and Neural Sense Limited. Our Operating Subsidiaries are cloud-based IT solution service providers in Hong Kong that utilize analytic skills, programming skills, artificial intelligence technologies, and technological know-how to provide comprehensive solutions designed to optimize business performance, meet various industry-specific operational challenges and create new business opportunities. Though its Operating Subsidiaries, Alpha provides (i) system development services; (ii) web and mobile application development services; and (iii) artificial intelligence-powered optical character recognition (“AI-OCR”) services with a view to achieving digitalization of customers’ business and operations. Alpha also provides technological support, maintenance and NFT-related services such as creation of NFT artwork, marketplace and development of NFT-related games to customers. Our Operating Subsidiaries have a diversified customer base and our customers come from a variety of industries with different scales of operations, including consulting, real estate planning, carpark management and social services, etc. For more information, please visit https://alphatechnologys.com and https://techlution.io.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, our business strategy and plans, and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “may,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “objective,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and “ongoing,” or the negative of these terms, similar expressions or other comparable terminology intended to identify statements about the future. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following: the Company’s goals and strategies; the future business development, financial condition and results of operation, the expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our services; the ability to continue to develop new technologies and/or upgrade our existing technologies; and changes in general economic, business and industry conditions and  other risks contained in the annual reports for the year ended September 30, 2023 filed by our Company with the SEC. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. Our Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

Company

Alpha Technology Group Limited
Investor Relations Department
Email: [email protected] 

Investor Relations

WFS Investor Relations Inc.
Janice Wang, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86 13811768599
+1 628 283 9214

 

 

ALPHA TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Predecessor)

(Successor)

As of September 30,

2022

2023

HK$

HK$

US$ 

(Note)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalent

2,801,810

3,629,347

463,471

Accounts receivable, net

4,500

247,655

31,626

Rental deposit

119,548

119,548

15,266

Deferred cost of revenue

1,838,776

2,088,175

266,662

Deferred offering costs

18,758,367

2,395,460

Due from shareholders

100

13

Due from a related party

1,343,240

683,438

87,275

Total current assets

6,107,874

25,526,630

3,259,773

Property and equipment, net

33,511

55,117

7,038

Intangible assets

4,605,133

588,080

Goodwill

10,176,959

1,299,607

Right of use asset-finance lease

415,336

166,716

21,290

Total non-current assets

448,847

15,003,925

1,916,015

TOTAL ASSETS

6,556,721

40,530,555

5,175,788

Liabilities

Current liabilities:

Bank loans – current

681,046

562,331

71,810

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

657,704

11,886,957

1,517,975

Lease liability-finance lease

111,738

116,834

14,920

Deferred revenue

6,209,827

5,168,876

660,070

Advance from customers

325,000

842,433

107,579

Deferred tax liabilities

844,274

107,815

Tax payables

233,259

29,787

Due to directors

444,379

56,748

Due to related parties

1,065,569

Total current liabilities

9,050,884

20,099,343

2,566,704

Non-current liabilities

Bank loans – non-current

1,469,529

911,272

116,370

Lease liability-finance lease-non-current

259,897

143,057

18,268

Total non-current liabilities

1,729,426

1,054,329

134,638

TOTAL LIABILITIES

10,780,310

21,153,672

2,701,342

 

 

ALPHA TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — (Continued)

(Predecessor)

(Successor)

As of September 30,

2022

2023

HK$

HK$

US$
(Note)

Shareholders’ equity (deficit)

Ordinary shares

Alpha Technology Group Limited, US$0.0001 par value;

    1,500,000,000 shares authorized; 13,250,000 shares issued as

    of September 30, 2023

10,000,100

1,273,914

Neural Sense Limited, no par value; 10,000 shares authorized;

    10,000 and 10,000 shares issued and outstanding as of

    September 30, 2021 and 2022, respectively

10,000

Techlution Service Limited, HK$1 par value; 10,000 shares

    authorized; 10,000 and 10,000 shares issued and outstanding

    as of September 30, 2021 and 2022, respectively

10,000

Capital reserves

16,364,143

2,084,633

Accumulated other comprehensive income

8,190

Accumulated deficit

(4,243,589)

(6,987,360)

(892,291)

Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)

(4,223,589)

19,376,883

2,474,446

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

6,556,721

40,530,555

5,175,788

 

 

ALPHA TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATION AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Predecessor)

(Successor)

For the year
ended
September 30,
2021

For the year
ended
September 30,
2022

From
October 1,
2022 to
October 11,
2022

From
October 12,
2022 to
September 30,
2023

HK$

HK$

HK$

HK$

US$ 

(Note)

Revenues

4,055,406

4,421,208

8,689,749

1,109,689

Cost of revenue

(2,598,293)

(3,419,035)

(5,843,677)

(746,243)

Gross profit

1,457,113

1,002,173

2,846,072

363,446

Operating expenses:

Listing expenses

(2,373,596)

(303,110)

Selling, general and administrative

    expenses

(2,382,351)

(3,716,233)

(173,188)

(7,053,591)

(900,749)

Total operating expenses

(2,382,351)

(3,716,233)

(173,188)

(9,427,187)

(1,203,859)

Loss from operations

(925,238)

(2,714,060)

(173,188)

(6,581,115)

(840,413)

Other income:

Other income, net

16,500

210,450

16,801

77,137

9,850

Interest expense, net

(47,74))

(86,621)

(74,587)

(9,525)

Total other income (loss), net

(31,243)

123,829

16,801

2,550

325

Loss before tax expense

(956,481)

(2,590,231)

(156,387)

(6,578,565)

(840,088)

Income tax expense

(24,554)

(73,323)

(252,408)

(32,233)

Net loss

(981,035)

(2,663,554)

(156,387)

(6,830,973)

(872,321)

Other comprehensive loss

Foreign currency translation gain, net

    of taxes

8,190

Total comprehensive loss

(981,035)

(2,663,554)

(156,387)

(6,830,973)

(864,131)

Net loss per share attributable to

    ordinary shareholders of the

    Company

— Basic

(49)

(133)

(8)

(1)

— Diluted

(6)

Weighted average number of

    ordinary shares used in computing

    net loss per share

— Basic

20,000

20,000

20,000

13,250,000

— Diluted

1,169,808

 

 

ALPHA TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Predecessor)

(Successor)

For the year

ended
September 30,

For the year

ended
September 30,

From
October

1,
2022 to
October

11,

From
October 12,
2022 to
September 30,

2021

2022

2022

2023

HK$

HK$

HK$

HK$

US$
(Note)

Operating activities

Net loss

(981,035)

(2,663,554)

(156,387)

(6,830,973)

(872,321)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss

    to net cash operating activities:

Depreciation

450

6,429

9,904

1,265

Amortization of intangible

    assets

511,681

65,342

Amortization of right-of-use

    asset

43,720

131,159

248,620

31,749

Non cash lease expense

353,128

150,640

Loss on disposal on property

    and equipment

16,923

2,161

Allowance for doubtful

    account

313,362

Changes in operating assets and

    liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(76,924)

69,138

(32,828)

(210,327)

(26,859)

Rental deposit

(119,548)

Accrued expenses and other

    liabilities

139,031

409,762

(452,715)

11,456,057

1,462,949

Advance from customers

160,000

165,000

517,433

66,076

Lease liability

(426,513)

(188,717)

Deferred revenue

517,315

4,666,012

365,328

(1,406,279)

(179,583)

Income taxes payable

233,259

29,787

Deferred cost of revenue

(261,000)

(1,377,776)

(249,399)

(31,848)

Cash provided by (used in)

    operating activities

(531,828)

1,561,907

(276,602)

4,296,899

548,718

Investing activities

Advance to a related party

(809,170)

Purchase of property and

    equipment

(14,935)

(25,455)

(48,432)

(6,185)

Repayment from a related party

404,182

Payment to acquire right of use

    assets-finance lease

(77,133)

Net cash used to acquire

    subsidiaries in business

    combinations

(10,000,000)

(1,277,008)

Cash provided by (used in)

    investing activities

(901,238)

378,727

(10,048,432)

(1,283,193)

Financing activities

Proceeds from issue of shares

10,000,100

1,273,914

Capital reserves from shareholders

16,364,143

2,084,633

Repayment to bank loans

(38,679)

(431,746)

(676,972)

(86,450)

Proceeds from bank loans

2,304,000

Deferred offering costs

(18,758,367)

(2,395,459)

Advanced to related parties

(38,000)

(1,749,007)

(223,350)

Borrowings from a related party

492,700

Borrowings to shareholders

(100)

(13)

Repayment from a director

(18,966)

1,806,585

230,702

Principal payment for obligation

    under finance leases

(34,578)

(106,869)

(111,744)

(14,270)

Cash (used in) provided by

    financing activities

2,723,443

(576,615)

(18,966)

6,874,638

869,707

Net increase (decreased) in cash

1,290,377

1,364,019

(295,568)

1,123,105

135,232

Unrealized exchange difference

    separately from cash flows from

    financing activities

8,190

Cash as of beginning of the year/

    period

147,414

1,437,791

2,801,810

2,506,242

320,049

Cash as of the end of the year/

    period

1,437,791

2,801,810

2,506,242

3,629,347

463,471

Supplementary Cash Flows

    Information

Cash paid for interest

55,189

105,854

74,587

9,525

Cash paid for taxes

24,554

73,323

19,149

2,445

Non-cash transaction

Lease liabilities arising from

    obtaining right-of-use assets

513,082

Provision for income tax

270,466

34,539

 

Source : Alpha Technology Group Limited Reports 2023 Financial Year Results

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